Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hot Commodity

     I'm a hot commodity people! Yep, you heard me right. A hot commodity! I have a doctor's appt. tomorrow in Bako so I'm not taking any sub jobs. I forgot to block the day on the website, so I've been getting calls for Thursday. Now, these could just be calls that were sent out to any random substitute, but you know you've been requested specifically if you continue getting called for the same job back to back, every 30 minutes or so. This started on Monday night for one of the gals in the Sp. Ed. department, whom I love! I usually just hang up b/c I hate declining the jobs, so by hanging up it seems as though I never picked up and it just calls the next person on the list. Well, I continued to receive calls for the job, so I finally broke down and declined it. Gah! I hate that. I don't want them to think that I don't want to sub for them, it really is b/c I have something else to do.

     Then yesterday I got a call from one of the English teachers that tells me I'm his favorite sub! Now that's what I love to hear! He requests me every single time he's out! I love it! And I love his classes, so it works out beautifully! Well of course I hung up and got super bummed b/c I knew I'd be getting another call shortly. I quickly got online and blocked the day so he would know I was unavailable. I'm getting more frustrated at this point b/c I'm not able to accept these jobs.

     This morning, I get a call, and I know it's from the school b/c of the number, I was scared at first thinking that maybe I didn't realize I had a sub job today and just didn't show up and they were calling to yell at me. Except that they weren't, and it was ANOTHER teacher calling. What's really neat about this one is, I barely just subbed for this girl for the first time yesterday afternoon for only two periods. (I have never spoken with her, and I'm extremely intimidated by her). Her last class is a group of juniors, that are mostly great, except for that ONE student that can just ruin everything! You know that kid. He knows he's that kid, he loves to be that kid. Thankfully he's gotten in trouble one too many times, so I just have to whip out the Dean card and he chills out.... as much as a kid like this can, which makes him more manageable. I am always unsure of how teachers are going to respond to the notes whenever I have this kid in a class, I just don't know if they will approve of the way I handled him or not. But apparently she did b/c she was calling me personally, on the phone, to see if I could sub for her tomorrow! WHAT?! That's incredible! I was so shocked with disbelief and so flattered that she would call me personally.

     Anyway, it got me thinking. I'm not planning to sub as much next year b/c I'll be caring for our baby girl! Which will be great, but I do know that I'm not that kinda person who can just be at home all day, I think I'm that person in my dreams, but I know I'll go crazy. Therefore, I'm still planning on subbing occasionally. The Husband has Friday's off, so I'm thinking that Friday's will be daddy/daughter day (how cute is that!?). And b/c the school is in a different sports league than the rest of Bako, all of their games are either at home, or located several hours away. When there is a game, teachers/coaches and students must leave in the middle of the day to get to the game. So I get a LOT of half day jobs, which will be perfect. And I'm guessing that if someone requests me far enough in advance, and it's someone who's classes I really enjoy, then I'll just go ahead and work it out for that day.

     The reality of being a stay at home mom hasn't really kicked it much yet, I'm kinda nervous about it. That's a lot of responsibility, and temptation. Responsibility to be that mom that doesn't slack, and is consistent with teaching and helping raise this little human life that is yours, that will hopefully grow up to be a contributing citizen in society that makes a difference in this world, and most importantly, loves the Lord. Temptation to not just get comfortable staying at home and slacking off, to not forgo routine b/c it's just easier that way, to not become the mom that decides it's all about me and begin resenting my family b/c I think I work so hard at home and no one understands, but rather is the mom that loves my job and takes pride in taking care of my family.

     What do you think? What did you do when you had your children, did you work, stay at home, part time it? For those of you that chose to stay at home, how did you manage to juggle all the responsibilities and not go insane (unless you did go insane!) hahaha.

Anywho, I found this really cute and funny list of 10 Things Never to Say to a Stay at Home Mom:

1. When the kids are older, do you think you'll get a real job?
2. How June Cleaver of you!
3. Oh, so you don't work?
4. Since you have extra time on your hands, could you whip up a few dozen brownies for the bake sale tomorrow?
5. All day with your kids? I can't even imagine.
6. I'm jealous. I wish my husband were rich so I wouldn't have to work either.
7. So what do you do all day, anyway?
8. Don't worry; I'm sure you're not the only one who's ever wasted money on a college degree.
9. That explains why your son is so clingy!
10. Weird. I assumed your house would be super clean.

My favorites are 4, 5, 7, and 10.
Which ones make you laugh?


  1. Happy St. Patty's day, Meghan, 93 days to go, or so they say; these are the days that are my guess, June 5 or June 17; both of these work out to be 6+5=11 or 6-17=11, what do you think???? CRAZY

  2. Why 11? Just chose it? or is there some significant purpose behind the 11?
    Actually I read and have been told that the gestational period is actually 41 weeks not 40, which puts me at June 25th or 26th. Crazy!
    We have 3 weddings at the church on the 25th, so I hope it's not then! ahahah.

  3. The number 11 comes into play for the year!!!!
    June (6), 5th, (5), 2011 (11)or June (6), 17th (17), 2011 (11), and I thought I was crazy, LOVE YOU MUCHO

  4. ah, I get it now!
    You are crazy, but it's okay, I love you!
    Can't wait you see you... it's coming up shortly!

  5. Hooray! I am finally on a computer that lets me check your blog! You are really a great sub- I try to request you, but I never seem to get in early enough and you're usually unavailable. I am glad that you will still sub now and again next year. I hope to do that, too, when I am finally free of the shackles of the employed.

    #6 was my favorite. I get this sometimes, "Oh, so you're going to be out of debt and get to stay home- it must be because your husband is a physical therapist."

    I'm like, "No, it's because we live in a freaking trailer!"

  6. oh Sandy! You crack me up!
    Oh how worth it it will be once you are in that gorgeous house and it's all paid for!
    I can't wait to come over and bring the babies, and there will be numerous babies running around, and we can play with them together all day long!

    I've just gotten several more requests from some of these teachers I've newly subbed for again... it's great! I love it!

    and I'm super glad that you are able to check my posts again!

  7. All I have to say is... stayin at home isn't for everyone, and yes there are days when you want to pull your hair out... many days actually, but in my experience, being a stay at home mom for 7+ years now, it is all totally worth it! And you will get comments like the 10 listed above, I've gotten a few of those actually, but I wouldn't trade this job for any other. I'm glad that I have been blessed to raise my own children the way i see fit and not let someone else put who they are into my children... my children have me in them (which can be scary:). But I would totally find a hobby or something that you can do just for yourself... it helps with the sanity. I love you megs! and you are going to make a great mama!
    love faith

  8. thanks friend! I appreciate your encouragement! I really like your point about your children having YOU in them, not some other person raising them every day, but you. that's precious, and a beautiful way of looking at it.
    I think getting a hobby is a great idea, b/c I do really want to stay at home with my children, knowing my mom never got to, I want to be able to do that for my kids. I get jealous of all of Grant's memories from growing up. And I can't wait to to do all those fun things with my kids.
    Thanks for commenting friend, your advice is always welcome and greatly GREATLY appreciated!


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